The Kyogle News June 99
Last week I participated in the NSW Drug Summit and to say it was an
education would be an understatement.
I journeyed to Kings Cross Police Station viewing and inspecting first hand the
law and order problems associated with drugs and prostitution. From the Cross to
Kirketon Road Centre, then to Foley House, which provides short term residential
treatment and rehabilitation for up to 10 people for a maximum three months. I
certainly now appreciate what these various organisations and staff face in the
day to day activities and I have the highest admiration for all organisations
associated in any way.
I have developed a strong view that we need to provide our future generations
with education immediately. Drug addicts and reformed users should be at the
forefront of educating young people, they need to realise and see the
consequences of taking drugs.
Final outcomes of the discussions were very disappointing especially the "change
of heart" by Premier, Bob Carr in respect to his support on trialling safe
injecting rooms. I am very concerned about "where we go from here?".
Interviews will be conducted in Casino on Tuesday 8 June at the Council Chambers
and Kyogle Thursday 10 June at the Roxy Centre, Geneva Street, commencing at 9
I'm looking forward to my "West of the Range" visit on Wednesday 9 June, calling
into the following towns: Wiangaree, Grevillea, Woodenbong, Legume, Urbenville,
Old Bonalbo, Bonalbo. Appointments and further details can be obtained by
contacting my office.
Trustee Members Wanted
Applications are being invited from persons interested in being considered for
appointment as a member of the Bonalbo Showground Trust. Further details can be
obtained by contacting my office.